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Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard votes ‘present’, effectively abstaining over Trump impeachment

Tulsi Gabbard has put herself on a collision course with her Democratic colleagues after surprisingly voting “present” – effectively abstaining – instead of backing her party and opting to impeach President Trump.

Ms Gabbard, who is a presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, said she “came to the conclusion that I could not in good conscience vote either yes or no” following a process that she said was “partisan” and “fuelled by tribal animosities that have so gravely divided our country”.

Read more on The Telegraph

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